Today xxxx number of years ago Mr Hettie and I were married on a beautiful sunny day. So I thought today I would share the card I have made for Mr Hettie to mark the Special Day.....
This really is a heavy weight card on which I have used a plethora of stamps including Artistic Outpost, 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz as well as my favourite honeycomb stencil with some Sweet Poppy embossing paste (NBUS - in copper anyway).
This is not an ordinary folded card. I had already made the panel and laid all the elements I wanted included but knew that an ordinary square card would possibly not hold the weight (and anyone who knows us will know we are anything but square!). So I went on to Splitcoast Stampers to see if there was any other design that might still stand and came across a tri fold shutter design. As usual I had to put the "Hettie Spin" on it and change the sizes but this is what came about.
On the original design the back closes but as I used a 12x12 sheet, mine didn't but to be honest I like this as it leads the recipient to look inside at the message (I wrote it after I took photographs!)
Here is the back opened up. The red ribbon (a Snippet) is only there to hold the card together to make it easier to put it in the envelope and get it out.
Some close ups for you to see the details. Inks used were Archival and DI in Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogony, some gold embossing powder and "Stuff" from my collection.
And here it is standing up in the bay window. The papers used were Papermania Elegance which I have had for ever and the little stamped pieces were all from white cardstock from my Snippets drawer. So I shall be taking this along to the Snippets Playground.
Thanks for calling by.